Shroppie - Acton Bridge 2
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One in a series of caches along or close to the Shropshire Union Canal. Most will involve a walk along the towpath so care is needed with young children close to the water
The 66-mile Shropshire Union Canal is a canal of two halves. North of Nantwich, the canal - built originally as the Chester Canal - is a wide waterway following the gentle rolling landscape of western Cheshire to Ellesmere Port.
But the southern half of the canal - built in the twilight of the canal age - is an astonishing feat of engineering. Its long embankments, deep cuttings and grandiose bridges frequently dominate the scenery.
In contrast to the winding contours of early canals, the Shroppie kept the same course across valley and through hills, speeding cargoes on their way from the North-West to Wolverhampton and the Midlands. Concrete 'pill boxes' are an artefact from later times, a reminder of how the line was defended in wartime.
This is a small to medium sized cache in a camo covered snap shut box that replaces Shroppie - Acton Bridge which was muggled.
Please don't overfill the box or it will get damp if not closed properly, and please make sure you replace the cache well out of view.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum